41% of Americans fill in their free time with calling someone on their wireless phone

74% of the Americans who own mobile phones say they have used their hand-held device in an emergency and gained valuable help. 41% of cell phone owners say they fill in free time when they are traveling or waiting for someone by making phone calls. 44% say they wait to make most of their cell calls for the hours when they do not count against their anytime minutes in their basic calling plan. 28% admit they sometimes do not drive as safely as they should while they use their mobile devices. Among cell phone users, men (32%) are more likely than women (25%) to admit they sometimes don’t drive as safely as they should. 82% of all Americans and 86% of cell users report being irritated at least occasionally by loud and annoying cell users who conduct their calls in public places. 8% admit they themselves have drawn criticism or irritated stares from others when they are using their cell phones in public, Pew Internet & American Life Project found.